Women's Murder Club loses three members

For 10 Fridays late last year and early this year, Angie Harmon led a crew of XX-chromosomed sleuths around San Francisco looking for clues in various murder mysteries. Now they're looking for some executive producers.

The ABC show's producers, Scott Gemmill, Elizabeth Craft, and Sarah Fain, were let go by production company 20th Century Fox Television, according to Variety. Fox will continue to look for producers to replace the recently unemployed in an effort to continue the season. However, the show's ultimate fate is still up in the air, and with today's news, it doesn't look good.

Women's Murder Club, based on the books by James Patterson, last aired in early January.

Over on Fox's 24, executive producer and cocreator Joel Surnow has also left the show, but on his own volition. The effect will likely not be as great as the departure of the producers on Women's Murder Club, given that Surnow had already stepped back from day-to-day duties on the Kiefer Sutherland thriller.

Surnow will pursue other projects, likely other one-hour dramas, but says he will remain close to 24.

"I'll always stay close to the show as long as 24 is on the air," Surnow told Variety. "[24 producer] Howard Gordon is one of my best friends in the business. He and I will continue to talk about it."

But perhaps Surnow just doesn't want to wait around anymore. 24, which relies heavily on its real-time serialized nature, is expected to sit out the strike-shortened year and return in early 2009 when it can air uninterrupted.

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May 09, 2008
It is rare these days that I find a show worthy of fighting for its renewal, than Women's Murder Club. The characters are so welcoming to TV. Angie Harmon is my favorite, and I have never even seen her before, despite her fame on previouse television. The show has depth and motive to it. Television execs need to really listen to the audience that express what they want, not just to those who may plop down in front of the television, with no concern to what is showing.
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Mar 18, 2008
WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB CAN'T BE CANCELLED!!! I REALLY LOVE THIS SHOW!!! I WANT IT BACK!!!
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Feb 20, 2008
Here's what I've come across so far in the way of petitions. Whether or not I agree with its usefulness for bringing back one of my new-found favorite shows, here's the link. Hopefully proof from the fans that people want the show to continue will light a fire for the WMC people to find more producers.

http://www.mariskahargitay.org/save_wmc/
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Feb 18, 2008
man there is so much crap on tv these days that's taking the place of decent shows!!! what is wrong with people??? i mean seriously - this is just like what happened with studio 60 now that show was brilliant. SAVE THE MURDER CLUB!!!
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Feb 16, 2008
better shows have been cancelled :)
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Feb 15, 2008
start the petitioning!
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Feb 15, 2008
i just hope that it comes back! i really like the cast, not to mention with all this other crazy stuff thats on! why take that off the murder club? this is where the networks always mess up. they just keep making bad choices?
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Feb 15, 2008
I Hope they bring it back.
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Feb 15, 2008
i hope it can come back from this
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Feb 14, 2008
sounds like the beginning of the end for women's murder club.



24 should be fine without Surnow...especially seeing as how it still was able to live through its absolutely disasterous 6th season.
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Feb 14, 2008
I sure wish they would bring this show back, asap. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also reminded me of the mod squad too.
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Feb 14, 2008
OMG! I'm in :shock:! I love this show! Women's Murder Club has all the perfect elements, humor, mystery, murder, relationships and the cast is great together. Really underrated show IMO. :) I also love the fact that it's filmed in San Francisco, reminds me of past shows that were filmed there like Ironside, Streets of San Francisco and Monk. (to name a few)
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Feb 14, 2008
well well..doesnt this just bite..hopefully someone else will take over cuz this is a great show..but if not..i always have the books..
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Feb 14, 2008
why were they let go?
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Feb 14, 2008
Aww man this show was good. It got me to not watch my beloved CW on Fridays at 9m. Bring it back please!
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Feb 14, 2008
This show rocks, better than most other crime dramas.
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Feb 14, 2008
Oh this is bad news womens murder club is a good show, it won't be the same now..
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Feb 14, 2008
This is a really great show and this is coming from someone who doesn't watch murder dramas. This MUST come back. PLEASE! :)
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